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What's Best Next Video Study

How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
Matt Perman
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By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God's plan, What's Best Next gives your study group or class a practical approach for increasing effectiveness in work and life.

There are a lot of myths about productivity--what it means to get things done and how to accomplish work that really matters. In our current era of innovation and information overload, it may feel harder than ever to understand the meaning of work or to have a sense of vocation or calling.

So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?

Matt Perman has spent his career helping people learn how to do work in a gospel-centered and effective way. What's Best Next explains his approach to unlocking productivity and fulfillment in work by showing how faith relates to work, even in our everyday grind.

The What's Best Next Video Study, a companion to What's Best Next and the What's Best Next Study Guide (sold separately), offers a practical approach for improving productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:

  • How to create a mission statement for your life that's actually practicable.
  • How to delegate to people in a way that really empowers them.
  • How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
  • How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
  • How to have peace of mind without needing to have everything under control.
  • How generosity is actually the key to unlocking productivity.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

Busting the Twelve Myths About What it Means to Get Things Done (8 min)

0 - Introduction: Why We Need a Uniquely Christian View on Productivity

1 - Why Is it So Hard to Get Things Done? (5 min)

2 - Why Efficiency Is Not the Answer (10 min)

3 - Why We Need to be God-Centered in Our Productivity (18 min)

4 - Does God Care About Getting Things Done? (14 min)

5 - Why the Things You Do Every Day Matter (12 min)

6 - Put Others First: Love as the Guiding Principle for All of Life (19 min)

7 - How the Gospel Makes Us Productive (12 min)

8 - Peace of Mind without Having Everything Under Control (11 min)

9 - The Role of Prayer and the Scriptures in Our Productivity (19 min)

10 - The Core Principle for Making Yourself Effective (12 min)

11 - What's Your Mission: How Not to Waste Your Life (23 min)

12 - Finding Your Life Calling (8 min)

13 - Clarifying Your Roles (15 min)

14 - Setting Up Your Week (7 min)

15 - Creating the Right Routines (9 min)

16 - The Problem with Full System Utilization (6 min)

17 - The Art of Making Time (17 min)

18 - Harnessing the Time Killers (14 min)

19 - Weekly Planning (19 min)

20 - Managing Email and Workflow (12 min)

21 - Managing Projects and Actions (15 min)

22 - Daily Execution (11 min)

23 - Productivity in Organizations and Society (17 min)

24 - The Greatest Cause in the World (25 min)

25 - Conclusion (2 min)

About the Author

Matt Perman is the director of career development at The King’s College NYC and cofounder of What’s Best Next, an organization that helps empower Christians to be more productive in all areas of life, and to do so in a way that is God-centered and gospel-driven. Previously, he served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish and was director of strategy at Desiring God for thirteen years. He is the author of What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan, 2014). Matt has an MDiv in biblical and theological studies from Southern Seminary and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Matt is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership and productivity from a God-centered perspective and also consults with businesses and nonprofits, focusing on startups devoted to solving large global problems. He blogs at

  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310100164
  • Release: December 10, 2019